Cross Park Church was planted in South Charlotte in the spring of 2011. Church planting happens when an established church develops a team of leaders and congregation members to begin a brand new church in another area of their city or state, or in another part of the world. We believe that Jesus loves to reveal his kingdom by leading his people to plant new churches. Church planting is an effective way to offer the good news of Jesus to more people, to develop servants and leaders within a new church, and to mobilize resources and vision for kingdom work in the world.
In our case, Jesus had been leading Uptown Church to take part in starting new churches in Charlotte and around the world. As their congregation grew, they developed a growing interest in planting a Christ-focused, gospel-preaching church in the quickly-growing South Charlotte area. We are so thankful for their foundational work to begin our church, and for the many other churches they have helped to plant in our area. We hope that as our church continues to grow and develop leaders, we will also be involved in starting new congregations to reach our city and our world.